HD Notebook

Cool weather will slow corn germination

Date: 
Mon, 04/25/2011

Under ideal conditions, corn will emerge in 10 days or less after planting. But, the cool, wet weather throughout much of the Corn Belt during April has been anything but ideal. Read more

Fame! Fortune! Forage!

Date: 
Fri, 04/22/2011

Can you farm with the best of ‘em? Then let’s see it. Read more

U.S. March milk output up 2.2 percent

Date: 
Thu, 04/21/2011

Milk production continues to climb. Across all 50 states, milk production in March was up 2.2 percent over last year. Milk production has been above the previous year’s level for 13 months in a row. Read more

Dairy exports running strong

Date: 
Wed, 04/20/2011

The value of dairy products exported during January and February totaled nearly $675 million, up 52 percent from the same two months a year ago. Mexico was the largest buyer, by far, importing $143 million worth of dairy products, a 34 percent rise from January and February of 2010. Read more

Health is definitely a key “H” in 4-H

Date: 
Tue, 04/19/2011


We are very familiar with the four H’s: (head, heart, hands, and health) in the 4-H pledge. But now the “health for better living” holds even more meaning. Read more

The ABCs for College: Activities, Business internships, Connections

Date: 
Mon, 04/18/2011

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, college is beckoning for many students. A new location, new routine, and new people can make college quite an adjustment. We asked a few students for their advice to incoming freshman so they can make a smooth transition to college. Read more

With calves, less can sometimes be more

Date: 
Fri, 04/15/2011

Scott Nordstrom, D.V.M., has seen it happen over and over: He cuts the number of vaccinations calves receive and then watches them do better.

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What the 2011 budget compromise means to ag

Date: 
Thu, 04/14/2011

At almost the 11th hour, a budget compromise last Friday averted a threatened shutdown of federal government functions. Even though the shutdown was averted, it had some impact. For example, the first Senate ag committee field hearing on the 2012 Farm Bill to be held in Michigan last Saturday was cancelled. Read more

A different opinion on dairy policy reform

Date: 
Wed, 04/13/2011

Last week’s Cooperative Network Dairy Directors and Leadership Conference slides are now posted. We did mention the Minneapolis Federal Reserve bank’s economic outlook last week: http://www.hoards.com/blog_economic_outlook801. Read more

Frost seeding clover into wheat shows promise

Date: 
Tue, 04/12/2011

After reading research from their local University of Wisconsin-Extension agent based in Winnebago County, Pete and Charlie Knigge decided to give frost seeding red clover into winter wheat a try. Last year, they added 10 pounds of red clover seed per acre when they applied urea in the spring. Urea was applied at 150 pounds per acre. Read more

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